Jo represents clients in corporate, securities, and employment law matters. Her practice has an emphasis on corporate governance issues. She has served as lead counsel on public registrations representing over a billion dollars and has substantial experience in cross-border corporate acquisitions. Jo also counsels clients on employment matters, focusing on reducing the risk of employment-related litigation. She has BA in Economics & Political Science from Millsaps College and earned her law degree from Yale Law School.
In addition to her law practice, Jo is active in the Greenville community. She is Past Chair of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, and Past Chair of the Community Foundation of Greenville. Jo is a Liberty Fellow, an Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellow, a Riley Fellow, and serves as a Senior Advisor for the Liberty Fellowship program. Jo is a founding mentor in the NEXT! Venture Mentoring program and mentors in the Greenville Chamber’s Pacesetters program and Yale Law School students. Greenville Business Magazine named Jo one of Greenville’s 50 Most Influential Business Leaders of 2010 and 2011.
Jo is focused on attracting and growing business in SC and the Upstate and building an engaged, proactive business and non-profit community. She is past-president of the Greenville County Bar Association and Greenville Professional Women’s Forum. Jo also serves on the local boards of Camperdown Academy, the Greenville Technical College Area Commission and the Center for Creative Arts. She is past-President of EMRYS, an arts-focused non-profit. Her passion for writing and the outdoors led to co-founding www.Outdoorosity.org, a website providing inspiration and information about the outdoors. Her novel, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, is scheduled for release by Random House Children’s Books in the summer of 2018. She and her husband share an interest in great food using fresh, local ingredients and she serves as volunteer taster for her husband’s restaurant, Augusta Grill.